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Carmel Catholic High School is a private college preparatory and secondary school for young men and women in grades 9 through 12. Carmel Catholic provides a quality Catholic education and is committed to meeting the academic, physical, social and spiritual needs of the students it serves. At the core of Carmel Catholic are an abiding commitment to community service and a deep respect for all people.

Carmel Catholic is jointly sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) and the Order of Carmelites (O.Carm.). In 1960, the Archdiocese of Chicago invited these two religious communities to build a co-institutional Catholic high school in Lake County.

For more than 50 years...

Carmel Catholic High School has continued a rich tradition of academic excellence. As a Catholic college preparatory school, we strive to provide every opportunity for our students to succeed, allowing them to become reflective, grateful, and responsible individuals. Our 16,000+ alumni continue to lead lives of faith and service well beyond their high school years.

Four-Time Blue Ribbon School

Carmel Catholic High School is one of two schools in the state and less than 10 schools nationwide to receive the prestigious Blue Ribbon School award by the U.S. Department of Education FOUR times! 

Curriculum Guide

View our 2017-2018 curriculum guide to see what Carmel Catholic High School has to offer!

We Support the Arts

During the summer of 2013, Carmel Catholic completed a new 33,000 square foot Fine and Performing Arts Center. This innovative center features classrooms and practice rooms for instrumental and choral students, a dance studio, a black box theater, visual arts studios, an art gallery, a darkroom, and a Mac computer lab.

Express Yourself

Carmel Catholic’s outstanding Fine and Performing Arts curriculum allows students to gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the arts. There are diverse opportunities to excel in vocal, instrumental, performing, and visual arts.  

Go Corsairs!

More than 85% of Carmel Catholic students participate in interscholastic sports and intramural play. We offer 12 boys' sports and 12 girls' sports. Scholarship offers from some of the nation's finest colleges and universities have been made to our students in nearly every sport.

EFT Sports Performance

Do you want to be a better version of your current self? CCHS has partnered with EFT Sports Performance to offer personalized training opportunities. Click here to learn more.


Beyond the Classroom

Carmel Catholic offers many opportunities to get involved, including service opportunities, clubs, dances, fundraisers, and other social events.

By participating in extracurricular activities, students develop skills such as leadership, working with others, responsibility, and self-discipline. The school strongly encourages all students to become involved in at least one extracurricular activity; most students participate in several. 

Carmel Catholic believes that the spiritual growth students experience through ministry to others will lead to a lifetime commitment to service. All students participate in the school’s Christian Service Program, which requires each student to perform 20 hours of services to the community each semester.

We Are Grateful

Carmel Catholic is most grateful to its many generous donors. Charitable donations may be restricted to a specific area of interest, may be unrestricted or may be planned to accommodate a donor's unique tax situation. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Carmel Catholic's Director of Institutional Advancement is available to discuss these options at any time.

There are many ways to invest in Carmel Catholic High School. If your preferred method does not appear below, please contact Noelle Moore, Director of Institutional Advancement at or 847-388-3338. Every gift is acknowledged with a tax receipt, mailed or emailed 3-5 business days after the gift is received. Click here for more information on tax incentives related to your specific gift.

Online | Mail | Stock/Mutual FundsIRA Rollover | Wire Transfer | Automatic Withdrawal | Payroll Deduction | Personal Property | Tributes


To make a gift by credit card, please use our secure online giving site. Carmel Catholic accepts American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover. The maximum amount of a single credit card transaction is $10,000.00.

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Mail your check or money order, payable to Carmel Catholic High School, to:
Office of Institutional Advancement
Carmel Catholic High School
One Carmel Parkway
Mundelein, IL 60060

Please include our gift form with your check.

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Stock/Mutual Funds

Please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338 concerning the specifics of your securities transfer including the name(s) of stock, stock symbol, number of shares, your name, and your gift designation. Click here for stock gifting instructions.

For gifts of mutual funds or other investments, please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338 for further instructions.

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IRA Rollover

The IRA charitable rollover allows taxpayers age 701/2 or older to make tax-free charitable gifts of up to $100,000 per year directly from their Individual Retirement Accounts to eligible charities, including Carmel Catholic High School.  We recommend that you discuss this option with your financial advisor.  Please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338 for additional information.

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Wire Transfer

To wire transfer funds to Carmel Catholic High School, please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338 for further instructions.

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Automatic Withdrawal

Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) / Automated Clearinghouse (ACH) allows you to make your gift automatically from your checking or savings account at a convenient recurrence (monthly, quarterly, annually) by authorizing Carmel Catholic High School to conduct the transfer. Simply complete the gift form to authorize regularly scheduled payments from your checking or savings account. Your gift will be deducted from your account until the date you indicate on the form or you notify us in writing.

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Payroll Deduction (Carmel Catholic Employees)

Carmel Catholic High School employees can choose to have their gifts automatically deducted from their paychecks.  Please complete this form

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Personal Property

Carmel Catholic High School may accept gifts-in-kind of personal property if the items are directly related to the mission of the school.  For more information, please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338.

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Honor family, friends, classmates, or faculty by giving a gift in their name. You can leave a tribute with your online gift by clicking here or by noting your tribute intentions with the instructions for your gift made by another form. Please contact Noelle Moore at or 847-388-3338 for more information.

*Carmel Catholic High School is a qualified 501(c)(3).  Federal Tax ID is 36-3591887.

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